Pollen Forecast


At least one out of every 5 Americans suffers from allergies. Common causes of allergy symptoms include food allergies such as peanut allergies or milk allergies, and seasonal allergies resulting from grass, weed, tree pollen, or various molds. Cat and dog allergies can also cause miserable symptoms such as itchy eyes, excessive sneezing, nasal congestion, and wheezing. Allergic skin conditions like poison ivy, oak or sumac can cause a rash and itchy skin.

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Pollen Type: Mixed Trace
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High
Pollen levels between 9.7 and 12.0 tend to affect most individuals who suffer from the pollen types of the season. Symptoms may become more severe during days with high pollen levels.
Medium-High
Pollen levels between 7.3 and 9.6 tend to affect a large number of individuals who suffer from the pollen types of the season.
Medium
Pollen levels between 4.9 and 7.2 will likely cause symptoms for many individuals who suffer from allergies to the predominant pollen types of the season.
Low-Medium
Pollen levels between 2.5 and 4.8 tend to start affecting individuals extremely sensitive to the predominant pollen.
Low
Pollen levels between 0 and 2.4 tend to affect very few individuals among the allergy-suffering public.
Pollen data provided by claritin.com Script by Tyler Texas Weather


Current U.S. Air Quality Index


Air Quality
Index:

59


Moderate
Density:
1.40 kg/m3


Allergy Triggers


Animals
Dander--tiny particles shed from all animals with hair or feathers--is a common allergen for many people. Animal dander are proteins secreted by the glands in the skin but they are also found in animal urine and saliva. The most common animal sources of allergens are: cats, dogs, pet birds, rabbits, and rodents.

Symptoms: runny eyes and nose, itchy throat and nose, sneezing, nasal and sinus congestion, and asthma symptoms (wheezing, coughing).

Clothing
Don't hang your clothes outside to dry, as pollen and molds may collect in the fabric and make your allergies worse.

Flowers
Pollen from flowers enters the nose, eyes and lungs, triggering symptoms.

Symptoms: runny eyes and nose, itchy throat and nose, sneezing, nasal and sinus congestion, and asthma symptoms (wheezing, coughing).

Food
Common food allergies include milk, eggs and peanuts.

Symptoms: tingling sensation in the mouth, swelling of tongue and throat, hives, vomiting, abdominal cramps, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, drop in blood pressure and, in rare cases, loss of consciousness.

Grass
Mowing lawns stirs up pollen and molds, so avoid this activity. And avoid being around freshly cut grass whenever possible.

Leaves
Raking leaves stirs up molds and should be avoided. Ask other family members to help out around the yard.

Stinging Insects
Insect stings cause an allergic reaction in some people.

Symptoms: swelling of the whole arm or leg, or hives; in severe reactions, insect stings can cause swelling beyond the local area, itching all over the body or difficulty breathing.

Temperature
Changes in temperature or humidity may trigger allergy-related asthma for some people. Try staying indoors during humid and windy days when dust and pollen are blown about.

Symptoms: frequent cough (especially at night), shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness or pain, inability to catch your breath, tightened neck and chest muscles. Symptoms are often minimal on rainy, cloudy or windless days. Pollen counts tend to be low during these days because it does not move about with these conditions. Hot, dry and windy weather means more pollen and mold in the air which increases allergy symptoms.

Time
What time is it? Outdoor pollen counts are usually highest in the late morning and early afternoon.

Trees
Seasonal hay fever occurs during the times of year when particular trees or plants produce pollen.

Grass pollen is produced March to October depending on where you live. Ragweed pollen is produced mostly from July to November depending on where you live. Tree pollen is produced January to June depending on where you live. Weed pollen is produced from April to November.

Symptoms of hay fever include sneezing, congestion and itchy or watery eyes.

Wind
The weather influences hay fever symptoms. Hot, dry, and windy weather signals greater pollen and mold movement and increased allergy symptoms. If you're allergic to pollen, try to stay indoors on windy days when pollen counts are high. An allergy to mold isn't related to the season but is affected by weather conditions such as wind, rain, and temperature.


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